We have an Azure VM (Windows) hosting our web app on IIS. This is set up behind a load balancer. Currently there is only one web server, but we will add more later.
We need to save files (images and videos) that are accessible to all web servers. These are user files. We will also need this to be backed up. Note, hot backups is not required .
These are compressed (ie size and bitrate) so they are not that large. They are not served up often. About 3 or 4 times per file, but they do need to be maintained.
All our servers are private VM's. No shared services. We will not use any shared services. The only connections are over HTTPS, no RDP or any other connections.
The Azure portal is not super helpful.
My guess is that a Storage Account (LRS is fine) would work. Then just map an IIS Virtual Directory to it (UNC?)
Am I on the correct track?
Also, do I need to set up backups or is this done automatically?